Tanzania made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1964 and has competed ever since, with the exception of 1976 where it participated in the African boycott. The nation sends a small delegation of around 10 athletes to compete at the Olympics. The athletes generally compete in athletics, boxing and swimming.

Tanzania has won a total of two medals in its history, both of them silver at the 1980 Olympics. They were won by long distance runners Filbert Bayi in the men’s 3000m steeplechase and Suleiman Nyambui in the men’s 5000m.

Qualified Quotas


Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Marathon Gabriel Geay
Alphonce Simbu

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Marathon Failuna Matanga